Friday, August 14, 2020




Last year, through the sin of sloth, I didn't grow any tomatoes. I have to grow them in raised beds or half barrels because of rabbit infestation, but that has never been a real problem, so I blame myself for last year's dearth of fresh, homegrown tomatoes. But this year I have two giant plants with about 30 green tomatoes and several just turning red.

Pepperidge Farm, white (privilege achievement), thin sliced bread, toasted; mayonnaise (goes perfectly with the white achievement bread); lots of fresh ground pepper and Kosher or Sea salt (perhaps a leaf of home grown basil); sliced home grown tomato -- and you have one of the top ten dishes of all time. Food of the Gods (the Nectar, drink, of the Gods is Prosecco with 20% St. Germain, just so you know).

Even in 2020, a year that will live in infamy, life is good.


This is an Interesting Development

 As soon as I heard that former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was going to plead guilty to falsifying evidence, I immediately thought that he was doing so as part of a bargain that included little or no jail time in return for truthful cooperation regarding the rest of the "coup" conspirators. That seems to be true, probably.

Here is what Ace and actual journalist Catherine Herridge have to say on the matter.

Who wants to bet against my prediction that these smug assholes involved in many very serious political crimes against the President of the United States aren't already planning to turn on each other in an effort to save their own cowardly and worthless skins?

UPDATE: John Hinderaker of Powerline blog is a little bit defeatist in his well worth reading comments on this development here. His comparison of the Democrat party to the mafia is funny but, alas, probably true. He lays out the facts, which I ignored in my enthusiasm, that the current prosecutors of Mr. Clinesmith cannot offer him enough of a deal to make him roll on others, who were probably little fish anyway. If he respects the Omerta, the Democrats will take care of him when he comes out of however many weeks he will be in prison, and he knows this.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Sometimes I Laugh

I used to read both conservative and liberal articles at about an 80/20 ratio, four times more conservative than liberal. But over time, I have noticed that it is hard for me to maintain even a 98/2 ratio. I know this is not good; it's like moving into a bubble of thought from like minded individuals, rather than hearing other views which challenge mine. But it was the ever rising stupidity quotient in lefty articles that is primarily the cause of my abandonment of lefty articles. There is no challenge for me to react to when the article is written by someone without actual knowledge of history or science -- by a moron, in other words.

But, I have begun to try to read more articles on the left and I have discovered something of value. I laugh at them when they are particularly stupid, where I used to just growl in annoyance. Here is a sentence from a particularly moronic article about how Joe Biden should react to President Trump in order to beat him in November (yeah, good luck with that).

Imagine it is October. Americans have forgotten about Trump’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is subsiding as vaccines come to market or mask wearing and social distancing take hold and finally work.

Yeah, the mask wearing and staying 6 feet away from other people, which has not actually slowed the transmission of the slightly more deadly new flu, will certainly work if we just stick with it long enough. 

Surgical masks came into existence, starting in the late 1800s, to stop bacteria, the smallest of which are about 80 microns across, from escaping the mouth or nose of the surgeon operating on a patient and landing in the incision and causing an infection. Obviously, you can't wear a mask, that stops any air from reaching your nose and mouth, for long before you are passing out from hypoxia. So, the weave of the masks creates holes in the mask, which, in the best masks, measure about 10 microns across. These surgical masks can indeed stop most harmful bacteria. But viruses are smaller. Covid 19 is less than one micron across. There is no reason to think these masks stop the spread of the virus. 

Sometimes the makers of the masks will be honest about their product.


Monday, June 22, 2020


The Invention of Slavery

Wait, I was assured by Virginia Senator Tim Kaine that America invented slavery, yet here is a painting from 1882 depicting a slave market in Rome 2000 years ago.

Senator Kaine must therefore be a moron, or a Democrat.


Saturday, June 13, 2020


Bending the Knee

Must be a lot of Game of Throne fans in the Senate.

h/t Power Line


Wednesday, June 10, 2020


My Nomination for Next Year's Pulitzer for Poetry

He's describing the people inside the People's Autonomous Republic in Seattle.

I just can't believe this collection of drug addict filth-squatters, unmedicated schizophrenics, trust fund Chavista weakling runts who are LARPing revolution because of the opportunities it grants them for drug-raping high school freshmen, transexual nomads with borderline personality disorder, rat-tail-braided wan blue-blotched sk8terbois who rent out their mouths in the bus station bathrooms at twenty bucks a load, homeless gender studies majors with a personal interest in fat acceptance who want to be paid to life-coach people into morbid obesity, and hardcore racist gangbanger sub-retards can't make self-government work.

This is the left's army -- lead-brained droogs and scabrous nightwalkers convinced that they'd be on top if only the system wasn't stacked against them.

Newsflash, you developmentally delayed, physically repulsive, low-impulse-control mentally sick losers: You'd be on the bottom of any system.

h/t Ace of Spades HQ

Wonder if he could do Haikus?

Imagine that my finger snapping has reached maximum snappage.


Saturday, May 23, 2020


Funny Because It's True

A very useful guide to applications of common tools – you may want to review frequently:

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh shit!'

DROP SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting on fire various flammable objects in your shop. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.

TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.

HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.

UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.

ADJUSTABLE WRENCH: aka "Another hammer", aka "the Swedish Nut Lathe", aka "Crescent Wrench". Commonly used as a one size fits all wrench, usually results in rounding off nut heads before the use of pliers. Will randomly adjust size between bolts, resulting in busted knuckles, curse words, and multiple threats to any inanimate objects within the immediate vicinity.

SON OF A BITCH TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'SON OF A BITCH!' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need. 
H/T Cousin

h/t Ace of Spades HQ

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Sunday, May 17, 2020


Rule 48 and General Flynn

Many of us have read that Judge Sullivan is not rubber stamping the DOJ's motion to dismiss the complaint that was (wrongly) filed against Lt. General Michael Flynn (ret.) because of prosecutorial misconduct, and there is a lot of argument going on about that. But let's cut to the quick here. If the learned Judge Sullivan refuses to dismiss the case against General Flynn, and sets it for sentencing, when that date roles around, the Judge is going to sentence General Flynn to something and an appeal will follow. My prediction of what will happen to that sentence will be reserved for a later posting (dismissal of all charges). 

Or, the Judge finally allows General Flynn to withdraw his plea and sets the matter for trial on the merits. When the day of trial rolls around, if the DOJ is still run by Republican appointees under AG Barr (a 60/40 chance right now), no one for the prosecution shows up to prosecute the case, no evidence is adduced in the case-in-chief (as there is no prosecution to subpoena the witnesses and question them), and as the judge declares, in absentia, that the prosecution rests (as we assume he must) and then the defense lawyer, Sidney Powell, makes the "half-time" motion to dismiss for failure to prove a single element of the offense; then there seems to be no alternative for grandstanding weirdo Judge Sullivan but to grant the motion; and we're back at General  Flynn is acquitted, case over, he is free to go. Wow, what a waste of our precious judicial resources either of those scenarios would be!

So, what is going on here? Is weirdo Sullivan a die-hard liberal hoping that Biden, or whoever, wins against Trump and the lefty DOJ shows up to prosecute the case? (Good luck with that).

As stupid as that seems to most reasonable thinkers, it is the only explanation for the Circus can-of-worms Judge Sullivan has opened up. Reasonable minds could, of course, disagree.

Oh yeah, and (in light of the fact that 95% plus of criminal charges end in a plea deal, Thank God) Judge Sullivan is proposing judicial "charges" of perjury against Flynn for accepting a plea deal that the Judge now believes was not sincere (no shit). But approximately 20% of criminals plead guilty to a charge that they are not guilty of. So, yeah, that's an excellent idea. No way that makes more criminals hesitant to take a plea deal so that there are more criminal trials which overwhelm our court system and result in tons of cases dismissed on "speedy trial" violations. 

Has anyone tested Judge Sullivan's IQ lately? 

(How about Biden? Is there even a scale for appraising normal old-age dementia? )


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